Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My first introduction to Marvel.

Yesterday, while I was recuperating on the couch from two consecutive migraines and the resulting trip to the ER for dehydration (not being able to keep anything down for 14 hours leaves one a little dry), I found Iron Man 2 on TV.
Some people grew up with the Marvel comics, or the TV shows. Some people now are growing up with the new Marvel movies, like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Avengers. Since I'm not big into superheroes, I haven't seen any of these movies. Until last night. I was flipping through channels on the TV and there was Iron Man 2! So I watched it.
I can see why people like these movies so much! It was very well done and visually a treat to look at.
In addition to the way it looked, the plot was cool. Basically, what I gleaned in my drugged and half-asleep state, was that Tony Stark told the world he was Iron Man and now the United States is expecting him to either protect everyone, or hand over his technology so that they can protect the public. Also, his company is in shambles because he's not taking care of it properly, and there's this guy with electronic whips that wants to kill him.

Some other cool stuff happens, like a Grand Prix, and a court scene, and some of the characters I've heard so much about are introduced/brought back.
The characters were pretty cool too. I liked Pepper Potts' name. And I was impressed by the wide array of famous actors/actresses that were in this movie...
Robert Downy Jr. AKA Sherlock Holmes.
Gwyneth Paltrow AKA Emma Woodhouse.
Samuel L. Jackson AKA Mace Windu.
Oh yeah, and that one guy whose name I don't know... But he played Mr. Hammer:


And I couldn't take him seriously throughout the whole movie because I kept expecting this to happen to his head:

What's the President of the Galaxy doing on Earth anyway? He already has Trillian er- Trisha McMillan.

Well, that was my first experience with Marvel. Will I go back for more? Maybe. I'd still like to see the Avengers eventually.
Now I'm off to do some schoolwork!

Live long and prosper.


  1. Yikes! I'm glad that you are doing better!
    I have never seen any Marvel stuff either.
    Love, ShiningHisLight97
    P.S. Last night I fell while ice skating and hurt my wrist. I am going to get it x-rayed today. I think I sprained it.

  2. I'm glad to see you enjoyed it! Of all of the Marvel superheroes I know of, Iron Man is certainly my favorite, due to his very un-superhero personality. (He grows a lot over the three movies.) I also rather like Captain America, who is very much the traditional patriotic superhero.
    Hope you're feeling better!